Opinion: Whether Spurs should keep, loan or sell their out-on-loan players

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Dom Le Roy

While a lot has been discussed and deliberated about the potential future of multiple players in our current squad, some of our loaned-out players have been exceeding expectations at their respective clubs.

From Skipp to Gazza, this piece will try to analyse which players we should keep, loan or sell next year out of the main figures currently on loan.

Oliver Skipp

While becoming the most popular social media player for the Canaries whilst on loan, (bagging nearly every MOTM award he has been nominated for), Skipp has outperformed in multiple aspects this year.

Despite having only one goal and one assist so far this season, he has become a key midfielder for the Championship side.

Moreover, with our current squad’s midfield limbo, Skipp has the potential to become a very crucial first-team player next year if we are to see a rebuild with the likes of Sissoko, Winks and Dele moving on this summer.

Verdict: While Norwich might try to buy the young Englishmen this summer, it is important for Spurs to keep him for next season.

Ryan Sessegnon

Loaning out Sessegnon to Hoffenheim this season was a masterstroke by Spurs. Despite only bagging two goals and two assists, the young left-back has matured as a player and has proven he is ready to fill in the current vacuum in the LB position at Spurs.

With the future of Sergio Reguilón still seeming uncertain and Ben Davies often falling short in his performances, Sessegnon can surely become another very important first-team member for Spurs next year.

Verdict: Regardless of whether Sergio Reguilón stays or not, Ryan Sessegnon can become a very important backup player or even first team started next year and Spurs should definitely keep him.

Juan Foyth

Despite initially struggling to find his rhythm at Villareal CF, the young centre-back has started to find minutes for the Spanish club.

Scoring a goal and recording an assist in the Europa League in 8 matches played would have surely boosted his confidence and proven his worth to Unai Emery, the Villareal coach.

Whilst there still is a lot of potential in the Argentinian, a return back to Tottenham might not be the best option this year.

Seeing our struggles in defence, it would be most beneficial for us to sign an experienced centre back in the likes of Škriniar from Inter Milan to accompany Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga.

Verdict: In spite of the abysmal state of our current defence, it might be best for Tottenham to sell the young Argentinian this summer.

Paulo Gazzaniga

Gazzaniga moved to the Spanish club Elche CF in the winter transfer window but is yet to make his first appearance for the club ahead of the Spanish keeper, Édgar Badía.

Not playing a single minute this year would surely be concerning him and he might be considering a permanent move away next season. However, with there being speculation of Hugo moving on in the summer, it might be too early to decide his departure.

As he showed the entire Spurs community in the 19/20 season, he has a lot to offer and definitely has the potential to become an important player next year if the French captain moves on.

Verdict: If Hugo stays, it would be in the best interest of the club to sell him, however, if he departs, it might be a completely different ball game.

Troy Parrott

Troy Parrott, the 19-year-old Irish centre-forward is currently on loan at League One side Ipswich Town and has managed to score only one goal in his 12 appearances.

As this clearly comes to show that he is not ready for the step up to Premier League football yet, he is only 19 and a couple of years more experience out at loan might be extremely beneficial.

With the likes of Harry Kane, Dane Scarlett and potentially Carlos Vinicius next season, calling him back would definitely not make sense.

Verdict: It would not make sense to sell him right now and he might mature as a player in a couple of years so loaning him out again would be the right decision for next year.

Jack Clarke

Clarke started this season at Spurs before being loaned out to Championship side Stoke City. While playing for the second team he netted twice and had an assist in the Premier League 2 before moving onto Stoke City.

In his 15 games at Stoke, the right-winger has only managed to assist twice. Looking at the current situation at Spurs with the likes of Moura, Bergwijn and Lamela, it would be premature to call back the youngster to play first-team football.

Hopefully, with some more experience, he’ll be able to develop and come back to make an impact at North London!

Verdict: At this stage, loaning Clarke out again be the most viable option before he comes back to play at Tottenham

Harvey White

Harvey White started the season impressively playing for the second team at Spurs in the Premier League 2. With 3 goals and 7 assists in 11 games, the midfielder definitely made an impact before being loaned onto League One side, Portsmouth.

Despite bagging only one goal and assist for Pompey, there is definitely serious talent in the young Englishman. With our current midfield stronghold in Ndombele, Holberg and Lo Celso amongst others, it would be near impossible for White to get into the current squad.

Verdict: Loaning out White again for another season would be most beneficial for both parties, leaving plenty of room for his career progression while getting minutes whilst out at loan.

Cameron Carter-Vickers

The American centre-back has been on loan for the past four seasons now. Playing for Championship side Bournemouth this season, Carter-Vickers has kept 4 clean sheets and netted once in his 12 appearances.

With his contract coming to end this season, a summer exit is looking most likely. While Tottenham will be looking to sign some central defenders in the summer transfer window, renewing Carter-Vickers’s contract would not be very beneficial as he would be unlikely to get many minutes.

Verdict: It would be in the best interest of the club for Carter-Vickers to leave on a free transfer this summer to sign permanently in a club where he can get playing time and develop as a player.

Kazaiah Sterling

The English centre-forward is currently on loan at Scottish Championship side Morton FC after coming back from loan with Southend United in League Two.

Having made ten appearances at Southend Twice and starting only twice for Morton, he has failed to score for either team this season.

With the Englishman’s contract coming to an end this season, a summer exit is looking imminent as it is extremely unlikely Tottenham would further renew his contract.

Verdict: As his contract is coming to and, a summer exit would be the most sensible option for both club and player!

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